Situational awareness – May 29, 2020

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City


32 days to the 2020 Utah primary elections (6/30/2020)

158 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)

236 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)

241 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • Gov. Herbert confirms he asked Thomas Wright to drop out of the race for governor, but denies he offered him a deal to do so.
  • Protesters in Minneapolis overrun and set fire to a police station.
  • President Trump signs an executive order targeting perceived bias in social media, but experts say it’s likely unenforceable.


Let’s find out how much you know about Utah’s public transit system. 

How many miles of public transit rail service (Trax or FrontRunner) are operating in Utah today?

Send your guesses to me at [email protected]. We’ll select a winner randomly from the correct responses.

Good luck.

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